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I Midday Concert Stevenson i la“.

RSAMD. 100 Renlrew Street. 3325057.

1pm. Admission tree by ticket. John

'l'ui'ner giy cs an organ recital ofworksby

Sweelinck. Bach. Schumann. Franck and

Messiaen (Joie e! c/urte (It’s corps gloru'ux)

I Das Rheingold Theatre Royal. Hope

Street. 331 1234 or 332 9000. 7. 15pm. 12xtra dates: Sat 4. 10. 14 Feb. 13Apr— (ilasgow. 2 and 4 Mar v- lidinburgh. Scottish ( )pera's new Richard Jones

production with an excellent cast including Williard White as Wotan. ()ddbjorn 'l'ennl iord as Fafner. Nicholas Folwcll as

Alberich attd Felicity Palmer as Fricka. Sec start 01 this section

I 3C0 City 1 tall. Candlcriggs. 227551 1. 7.30pm. lixtra date: Sat 28. Edinburgh. £2.20 £8.80. The strings of the SC() are back lrom their trip to France and with them and the rest ofthe orchestra is pianist Peter Donohue in Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto. There's also the Strauss (‘mir‘errmo and Le Bourgeois (ft'll!!l/l()l)ll)lt’ and. to start. Britten's Young .-1/)()//(). Grant Llewellyn conducts.


I Organ Recital Reid Concert 1 tall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Stuart Campbell gives a recital of unusual works by composers such as Seheidemann. and lugge.

I 3N0 1 'sher l lall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat28. Glasgow. £2.70 £11,50(£2.50). Principal

Guest Conductor. Matthias Bantert conducts l lindemith's .llulltis derMa/er.

llaydn’s Symphony .\'o 44. the Adagio from Mahler's 10111 Symphony and Slip/onto by Bloch. with Moray Welsh. 'ccllt).

I Pirates ol Penzance Church I till Theatre. .‘ytorningside. Tickets: 668 2586 (J. Plint). ".30pm. lixtra date: Sat 28 at 2.30pm and .30pm. £4.50 (£3). lidinburgh University

Say oy ( )pera Group in their annual Gilbert and Sullivan production.



TALLIS SCHOLARS: Josquin Mass. Byrd and Gibbons motets. Allegri Miserere

Saturday 25 February, Greyfriars Church. Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh at 8.00pm

Tickets £5.00: ‘Young Scots’ £2.00; other concessions £4.00 from Usher Hall and Queen‘s Hall Box Offices or at Door.

Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council


SATURDAY 8 Glasgow

I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234 or 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 9 and 15Feb— Glasgow. 1 and 3 Mar— Edinburgh. Scottish Opera in a revival of Elijah Moshinky's production. See panel review.

I SND City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 55 l 1. 7.30pm. £2.50—£1 1 .50 (£2.50). See Fri27. Edinburgh. for full description.


I Guitar Recital St Mark's Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 7.30pm. Flamenco guitarist Ian Davies plays under the auspices of the Classical Guitar Society of Edinburgh.

I SCD Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.20—£9.60. See Fri 27. Glasgow. for full description.

I Pirates of Penzance Church Hill Theatre. Morningside. Tickets: 668 2586 (J. Plint). 2.30pm £3: 7.30pm £4.50 (£3). See Fri27.



I Allander Ensemble Tron Theatre. 'I'rongatc. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £4 (£3‘£1 ). 1n the second of their new Sundayevening series at The Tron. the Allander play a mixture of new and old. with Mozart‘s Is'egelsrau Trio. B rahms' Piano Quintet and. from more recent years. Colloquy' by Thea Musgrave and Robin ()rr‘s violin and ‘cello Duo.


I Meetings With Artists - Sir Peter Maxwell


Theatre Royal, Glasgow

With their current revival (by Kate Brown) at Elijah Moshinky’s 1988 production at ‘La Boheme’, Scottish Opera have shown that this really is one of the gems of their repertoire. Opening in the realistically shabby Parisian student tlat used by the tour Bohemians, Michael Yeargan’s set is as it looking at a film screen, a long rectangle of lite surrounded by blackness. In it, the gang ol tour enact their scenes at poverty intertwined with ‘joie de vivre’, working well both as an ensemble and individually, Simon Keenlyside as Marcello and Patrick Power as Rodollo being especially outstanding. The 11th hour replacement by Angelique Burzynski as Mimi was less successful. Perhaps she’ll ease up, but on opening night

Lwas ungainly and uncomfortable in the

part. Casting Alison Ragley as Musetta, however, was a much better

Davies Lothian Room. Queen's l lall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £2 (£1). Sir Peter talks with William Conway. soloist in his new Strathclyde Concerto for 'ccllo and orchestra. w hich is being premiered on Wed 1.

I Guitar Recital St John's Church. West End. Princes Street. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Philip ’l'horne and Galvarino (‘eron-Carrasco with music for classical guitar.



I Lunchtime Recital Hutcheson's l lall. lngram Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1. David Hunter. a postgraduate student researching fibre optics at Strathclyde University. demonstrates other talents today playing Ravel's (iuspurd dc [u .Vui! and Stravinskys own arrangements for piano of three movements from his ballet. Perms/1k u.


I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Italian pot pourri from Janiculum . a combination of two tenors and harpsichord. who perform Monteverdi madrigals. duets by Sacchini. Bononcini and l’iozzi. Venetian gondoliers' songs and music for harpsichord from Frescobaldi and Scarlatti.



I SCO City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 2. Edinburgh. £2.20—£8.80. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

move. With justthe right sort of beauty and the right sort olvoice, her measure of the character was ideal. (There are two opportunites to catch La Boheme this issue: see 28 Jan and 9 Feb for details.)

Also this issue, as well as ‘Das Rheingold’ (see Music Highlights page), Scottish Opera open their new production of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’, underthe direction of the company’s Head of Productions, David Walsh. Taking on quite an international llavour with sets by Katherine Hysing lrom Den Norsk Opera, Oslo and costumes by Eleanore Kleibertrom Berlin's Komische Oper, the cast includes singers from both Britain and abroad. Jonathan Summers sings his first Don and American baritone Jan Oplach makes his British debut as Leporello. Last season's Mimi, Jane Eaglen, returns as Donna Anna and American soprano Kathryn Bouleyn is Donna Elvira. Song in Italian. (Carol Main)

conducts the premiere of his Strathclyde Concerto No 2. written specially for the SCO's principal 'cellist. William Conway. To open the concert there‘s Beethoven's Prometheus ()verture and in the second half. Schubert's Symphony No 6.

THURSDAY 2 Glasgow

I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. Students of music compete forthe Governors‘ Recital Prize for Woodwind. I Organ Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free. Works by Sweelinck. Buxtehttde and J S Bach played by George Wilson. organist of Dunblane Cathedral.

I SND City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 2. Edinburgh and Sat 3. Glasgow. £2.50—£1 1 .50(£2.50). .\'eeme Jarvi. the SNO's cx-Musical Director. returns to conduct the orchestra in the Symphony No 8 by Shostakovich and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20, with Boris Be rman as soloist. For Fri and Sat's concerts. the Shostakovich becomes No4. with .\'o 8 reappearing Fri ill/Sat 11.


I 8C0 Queen‘s l lall. Clerk Street. 668 2019.7.45pm.£2.20—£12.See Wed 1. Glasgow. for full description.

I Lunchtime Concert Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. Admission programmes at door. 1.15pm. £1. Second concert in a new seriesfeatures the pupils of St Mary's Music School in instrumental and vocal music.



I Competition Guiness Room. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. Hopeful singers go for theJohn 1). Miles Lieder Prize.

I BBC 350 Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 12. 15pm. £4.50 l£2.75'£2.25 £1 ). Janos Furst conducts Faure's I’el/eus er Melisunde Suite. Dvorak‘s Op 33 Piano Concerto with (iusztav Fenyo. Bluntine by Mahler and Beethoven‘s 2nd Symphony.


I Organ Recital MeEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Works by Mozart. Alain andJS. Bach. played by Herrick Bunney. as part of Edinburgh University‘s regular Fri series of lunchtime organ recitals.

I SNO Usher 1 lall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 3. Glasgow. £2.70—£1 l.50(£2.50). See Thurs 2. Glasgow. for full description.

SATURDAY 4 Glasgow

I Das Rheingold Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234 or 332 9000. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: 10and 14 Feb. 13 Apr— Glasgow. 2 and 4 Mar— Edinburgh. See Fri 27 for full description.

I 8ND City Hall. Candleriggs,2275511. 7.30pm. £2.50—£1 l .50 (£2.50). See Thurs 2 for full description.


I Piccolo Pack Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 11am—l2 noon. £1/75p(adults £2). More classical music fun for kidsin Feb Fro/it‘s.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Job by Vaughan Williams. Haydn‘s Trumpet Concerto (soloist Nigel Boddice) and Schubert‘s Great C major Symphony. Alasdair Mitchell conducts. I Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Ceilidh Edinburgh Academy Prep School. Arboretum Road. Further information from 667 1011 ext 4577 (F. Donaldson). Fundraising event to help raise finance for

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